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Justice Department sues Arizona on immigration law

The Obama administration and the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit July 6 to block the implementation of Arizona's controversial anti-immigrant law signed by the states Republican governor in April.

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Women’s movement energized at national meet

BOSTON - National Organization for Women President Terry O'Neill challenged feminist activists to block new attacks on Social Security and abortion rights, and elect women who will fight for women.

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NYC Pride: Celebrating and militant

Manhattan's LGBT pride march, the largest and oldest in the nation, and one of the largest in the world, capped off a the June 19-27th Pride Week.

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Pride parade celebrates, presses for equality

Thousands thronged the streets here June 26 and 27, enjoying the 40th anniversary of this city's Gay Pride celebration with brilliant rainbow-hued costumes, musical and theatrical events, and just plain fun.

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Disabled protest Calif. budget cuts

For the second time in five weeks, dozens of men and women with disabilities and their caregivers camped out for days on a grassy traffic island here last week, protesting Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to slash funding.

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GOP says no to jobless benefits, groups plan D.C. march

How do you trim a bill to provide unemployment benefits to laid-off workers in the millionaires' club of the U.S. Senate?

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Carolina NAACP head calls for civil disobedience to protest “resegregation”

RALEIGH, N.C. - William Barber II, state NAACP chairman, this week called for mass civil disobedience July 20 to protest moves to "resegregate" public education in Wake County.

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Sacramento votes to boycott Arizona

California's capital city last week joined a growing movement to boycott Arizona until its anti-immigrant law SB 1070 is repealed.

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At Prop. 8 closer, marriage equality supporters keep up fight

Marriage equality supporters rally outside courthouse as closing arguments are given, moving case one step closer to its probable destination: U.S. Supreme Court.

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At 90, Frances Gabow keeps up the fight for socialism

Frances Gabow's life-just 10 years shy of a century--is a history book of political struggle in the 20th century. "And I don't regret a thing," she told a crowd celebrating her 90th birthday recently.

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